How can the Emmy's get worse? Ryan Seacrest to host

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

    Jun 7, 2006


    So, reading a teleprompter and resorting to gay jokes on the few occasions where he has to think on his feet pass for talent these days??
  2. Sapphire

    Sapphire Xtal substance

    Sep 9, 2002
    People think Seacrest is gay.

    I have a feeling they pick on him because he is short.
  3. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    It's more talent than 95% of "hosts" have these days.
  4. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    No, contrary to the critiques of "blandness" here, I happen to think he has charisma. And he comes off as well-spoken, too. Maybe it's because he has so many jobs here in L.A. (radio and TV) I'm impressed he's able to pull it all off.

    Read his wikipedia bio.

    I mean, this isn't a lucky idiot we're talking about. This is a kid who set his eye on the prize, and worked hard all of his life to get to be where he's at today. His dream as a kid was to be "this generation's Dick Clark," and sure enough, it looks like he's doing just that. How many of us can say the same?
  5. EchoBravo

    EchoBravo TV-MA LSV

    Apr 20, 2002
    PHX, AZ


    Just b/c someone's successful doesn't mean they have talent.

    For what he does, I guess he's fine. His job is to be jovial and not offend/scare his demo... Children and housewives. At that, he does great and that's probably why he keeps getting more work.

    There are a lot of Ryan Seacrests out there and there will be more in the future. The aforementioned Dick Clark, Kasem, Larry King, Leno... They're not gonna challenge anyone or take any risks. Their job is to not offend and keep you tuned in until the next commercial break.

    Those of us who don't care for the guy are - more than likely - not in the demo. I'm not gonna trash Seacrest's teeny-bopper-targeted radio show, American Idol or his hosting gigs. They're simply not for me. That'd be as unfair as some mid-America mommy critiquing the shows I like.

    Oh wait...!
  6. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    what are these awards for again? (emmy oscar globe people's choice confusing) i dont watch any shows like this, they are full of too much clapping and fake laughter. l
  7. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    The Emmy Award is an American television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and are considered the TV equivalent of the Oscars.
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    I'd venture to suggest that the line between "boycotting" and just "not watching" isn't as nearly as fine as you seem to think. :)
  9. JETarpon

    JETarpon Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Apostrophe foul in thread title.
  10. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    dont they sell banana's where you live? ;)
  11. calibelle82

    calibelle82 New Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    i think he'll be a good host.
  12. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
  13. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    Doesn't matter anyway as I am boycotting the emmy's as should everyone else until they scrap their whole voting process and come up with something fair. Oh and fair is defined as watching more than one episode of a show.
  14. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    As you said the Demo! There are many entertainers. The entertainers who went for the broad base were never edgy or made people feel uncomfortable. They brought people on as guests who did that. Think Leno having Howard Stern as a guest.

    Once you hit the mainstream and are in it for the long haul you have to be careful. One never really knew whether Carson was a republican or a democrat. People complain Letterman is not as funny as he was when he was on late night. It's because he would lose a substantial audience if he went mean in his current slot.

    However bringing on a guest to fulfill that is not a problem.

    Ryan Seacrest is fits quite well in that mode. Yes American Idol is scripted but he executes the fake interplay well. I personally think Tom Bergeron has very quick wit.

    As far as the Emmys go we will have to wait and see what they let him get away with. They are not a regular event so it is easier to go edgy.
  15. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    i just checked my TiVo Guide.


    1) E! doesn't start coverage until 4pm! But what's my excuse to drink wine at Noon?!

    2) No TV Guide Network coverage AT ALL!

    3) Red Carpet stuff starts on FOX at 7pm... but right after a football game!

    At least the Creative Arts Awards is still aired the day before on E!
  16. mykittykat88

    mykittykat88 New Member

    May 24, 2003
    I don't even know who he is.....
  17. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Same here.
  18. FlWingNut

    FlWingNut New Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Lake Mary, FL
    I don't watch award shows of any kinds (Grammys, Emmys, Oscars). Why watch a bunch of over-hyped, overpaid, people who make a living pretending to be other people, pat each other on the back for hours on end?


    Besides, who remembers anyway? Quick, without looking it up: who won the Best Actor in a Comedy Emmy two years ago?

    Me either.
  19. justapixel

    justapixel Domestic Extremist Staff Member

    Sep 27, 2001
    The Nanny State
    Yeah, me too. I really enjoy him ; I think he's funny, charming and a perfect host. He knows when to let other people talk and when to use humor. In fact, he might be the only thing that convinces me to watch actually the Emmys for the first time ever.

    Okay, I wouldn't go that far, but I really do enjoy Seacrest.
  20. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    I guessed right in about a minute without looking it up. I did look it up to verify.

    Tony Shaloub for Monk

    I love TV. Always have. The Emmys are when all my favorite characters are all together in one place, 'being themselves'. And all my favorite shows get recognition for being good TV.

    As a TV fan, I don't understand how people can't like the Emmys.

    For me, it's like Christmas. I look forward to that Sunday every year.

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